Art About Music: Guido of Arezzo’s “Guidonian Hand” (c. 991-1033)


(The Guidonian hand was a widely used mnemonic device used to help singers learn to sight-sing. Guido of Arezzo, a medieval music theorist, described a basic form of the hand in his writings, including his Micrologus. The Guidonian hand was the subject of many medieval music treatises and depicted for the first time in the twelfth century.)

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s